How well do peaches and summer go together? Well, about as nice as your feet go with flip-flops, that’s how much!
The adorable Peachy Cookies we’re making look exactly like real fuzzy peaches, but with sugary, edible fuzz. Baking ’em isn’t as easy as using ready-made cookie dough, so you may need to recruit a friend to help. First, see how they’re made. Then we’ll walk you through the process.
Bake the Cookies
The easy part! Mix together the cookie dough ingredients and roll the dough into little balls. (Think bite-sized.) Bake and then move to wire cooling racks. While they’re still warm—but not so hot you drop them on the floor trying to hold them—use a small spoon to scoop out the cookie from the bottom. The hole you’re digging is where the filling will go.
Psst… Save the crumbs! Though you’ll probably be tempted to eat some—we get it.
Go Wild With the Filling
Next, mix together the filling ingredients. Don’t love nuts? You can swap out the pecans! You can do your own thing here—maybe use a crunchy cereal like Peach Cheerios. Spoon a little bit of the filling into the cookies and combine two to make your peach. It might look like a butt now, but hold on…
Decorate the Peaches
Then, you’ll spritz the cookies with water and roll them in Jell-O powder until they look peach-colored, fuzzy and completely irresistible. (Jell-O lovers should check this out.) You have to be an artist and a baker to make this recipe! Using a tiny amount of jam as glue, you can even add a leaf to the top of each cookie.
People might wonder how you magically shrunk down peaches—until you tell them to take a bite!